It’s time once again for everybody to come aboard the hoooooo train.
OK, admittedly, there aren’t any pimps up in this house, however, I can go one better and announce that it’s time for us to start getting excited about the free PlayStation Plus games for June – a fair trade? I think so.
So, with May succumbing to the past hands of time and June poking it’s head around the corner ready to make its big appearance, Sony have decided to get us all excited and hot under the collar by announcing the two free games that we’ll be receiving and they are: Sonic Mania and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.
So, let’s dive in and take a look at them.
Sonic Mania is a nostalgic throwback to the 16-bit era of gaming where the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise was king.
Sonic Mania pays homage to this by sticking to the side-scrolling platform gameplay and features Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all as playable characters.
For this game, Sega decided to throw a curveball into the mix by handing over the development keys of the game to notable Sonic community members. One of these members was Christian Whitehead, who was originally hired by Sega to handle the mobile ports of previous Sonic games.
Sonic Mania was originally released back in August 2017 and was featured on popular consoles including the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION:
OK, so by saying that PlayStation Plus has two free games this month is slightly miss-leading as The Handsome collection itself features two games.
If you haven’t played Borderlands before, then I seriously recommend you take advantage of June’s free offer as the Handsome Collection is a great way for you to catch up on the franchise before the release of Borderlands 3 in September.
As mentioned, The Handsome Collection actually features two games, Borderlands 2 which originally debuted in 2012 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which was released back in 2014.
The notable omission from The Handsome Collection is the original Borderlands. This isn’t included as a 4K remastered version of the game was released only last month.
So, with both of these games being announced, the only question left to ask is when you can get your hands on them.
As always, the games aren’t available the second that May turns to June, instead you’ll have to wait a couple of days in order to download them with the release being June 4th.
But don’t despair too much as it gives you a bit longer to download May’s PS Plus games, Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch, if you haven’t already done so.